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Vol.5, No.1, 2014 IN THIS ISSUE 1 SEAVER AUTISM CENTER LAUNCHES ASSOCIATES COMMITTEE AUTISM AWARENESS DAY AT CITI FIELD 2 SEAVER AUTISM CENTER FEATURED ON ALIENTO VISION NEWS FROM SEAVER FELLOWS 3 STUDY NAMED TO SIMONS FOUNDATION’S TOP 10 SAVE THE DATE ADVANCES IN AUTISM CONFERENCE 4 DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES Seaver Autism Center Launches Associates Committee Unlocking the Mystery of Autism: From Genes to Novel Treatments O n March 13, 2014, the Seaver Center hosted a panel discussion and reception to launch the Seaver Autism Center Associates Committee, chaired by Alison Singer, MBA, President of the Autism Science Foundation. Drs. Joseph Buxbaum, Alex Kolevzon, and Michelle Gorenstein-Holtzman presented on the work being done at the Seaver Autism Center, and Ms. Singer moderated the question-and-answer session. The Seaver Autism Center Associates Committee is a group of committed stakeholders: parents, grandparents, siblings, and others, who want to learn more and do more to support their loved ones with autism and to support the work being done here at the Seaver Center. Members receive special Alison Singer, MBA, President of the Autism Science Foundation and Chair of the access to presentations and Seaver Seaver Autism Center Associates Committee; Joseph Buxbaum, PhD, Director of the Seaver Autism Center; Alex Kolevzon, MD, Clinical Director of the Seaver Autism Center; Michelle Gorenstein-Holtzman, PsyD, Director of Community Outreach for the Seaver Autism Center Autism Awareness Day at Citi Field F or the third year in a row, the Seaver Autism Center will be participating in Autism Awareness Day at Citi Field. The New York Mets will be playing the Miami Marlins, and at this game a number of special sections at Citi Field are available for families of individuals with autism. A pre-game party for families attending will include art therapy projects by the Queens Museum of Art, karate drills by Kicking the Spectrum, and yoga by Hosh Yoga. We hope you will join us at this exciting event! To purchase tickets, please visit and click on “Seaver Autism Center.” With each ticket sold through this offer, the Mets will donate a portion of the proceeds to active research and clinical treatments at the Seaver Autism Center. Continued on next page

Seaver Autism Newsletter - Vol. 5, No. 1, 2014

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